Colten Boushies mother says racism is on full display in Saskatchewan

first_imgREGINA – The mother of a young Indigenous man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm says racism is on full display in the province every day.Debbie Baptiste said she sees racism everywhere — in private business, in the courts and in the government, where Indigenous children are being taken into foster care.“It’s like the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is no longer wearing their mask. They’re out and about,” Baptiste said Tuesday.Baptiste’s son Colten Boushie was killed after being shot in the head on a farm near the community of Biggar in August 2016.The landowner, Gerald Stanley, was acquitted of second-degree murder after testifying that his gun went off accidentally.Stanley said he was trying to scare some Indigenous young people that he thought were stealing from him.Baptiste is in Regina to show her support for the Justice for Our Stolen Children camp that’s set up outside the Saskatchewan legislature.She said she is at the camp for her son, but also because she had two grandchildren taken by Child and Family Services.“It’s very peaceful and I’m pretty sure my son would want me here,” she said.The camp was set up on Feb. 28 — shortly after the Boushie and Tina Fontaine cases both resulted in acquittals.Fontaine was 15-years-old when she disappeared in Winnipeg in 2014.Her body was pulled from the Red River eight days later wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks. A jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty in February of second-degree murder.Baptiste said that the camp has frequently received racist taunts since she’s been there, including from a group of people playing frisbee nearby. Vehicles also drive by to tell the campers to “get off our land.”Boushie’s mother is also watching the trial of white homeowner Peter Khill, who is accused of shooting Indigenous man Jon Styres in front of Khill’s rural home outside Hamilton, Ont., in February 2016.The Khill case has some similarities to that of Boushie’s.“I hope, pray, they get the justice that they’re asking for,” Baptiste said.Camp supporter Prescott Demas said that more than 1,300 people have stopped by the camp since it started.“It’s nice to have her (Baptiste) here especially since everything started was from the Gerald Stanley verdict,” Demas said.Demas, 47, said that campers want a meeting with the government, although he doesn’t believe it will happen. The camp has received two eviction notices.“I don’t know what my expectations are because I know that this government isn’t interested in listening,” Demas said. “Any expectations of them actually coming out are kind of really high hopes.”Ministry of Justice spokeswoman Jennifer Graham said the government has tried to arrange two meetings with the campers but the locations were rejected.“The group has been advised that their ongoing encampment in the park is not permitted and they must vacate,” she said an email. “Therefore, government officials will not be meeting with the group at the encampment.”— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Mental Health Association of New York City Honors Patrick J Kennedy

first_imgOn Tuesday night the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) brought together over 300 supporters, guests and business leaders to call for greater awareness and support for the many faces of Mental Health.Mental Health Association Of NYC Gala Honors Patrick J. KennedyWABC Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter hosted the emotional evening honoring Patrick J. Kennedy and focused on the personal stories of those challenged and the need for early detection and greater awareness.Every speaker on stage spoke about why they too were one of the many faces of mental health or a part of the vast support system connected in some way to the cause. Host Bill Ritter talked about the huge disparity between the numbers- one in four adults in this country has had a mental health challenge – and the resources devoted to mental wellness.Longtime MHA-NYC CEO and President Giselle Stolper highlighted the organization as a force for mental wellness as exemplified by such programs as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Veterans Crisis Hotline, NFL Lifeline and 164 network crisis centers. “In 2015 alone,” she said “these programs provided life saving assistance to 1.5 million people people across the country. And locally, in partnership with New York City, we answered up to 12,000 calls a month from people in crisis.”Sarah Vander Schaaff, a writer and blogger, whose honesty and courage about her own obsessive compulsive disorder in the Washington Post received international acclaim, urged the audience to talk openly with their children and friends and embrace “the wisdom and help, medical and behavioral, that can lessen the pain and anxiety or depression and limit our mental well-being.”Antigone Davis, the head of Global Safety at Facebook, talked about their moving work with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to enable “compassionate connections on Facebook and our efforts to provide support for those dealing with depression and thoughts of self harm.” Working collaboratively with experts in the field, Facebook has developed enhanced tools and resources for when people encounter this kind of content. Davis added that this work was a labor of love for her, having lost someone she knew well to suicide while in college.It was 21-year-old D.J. Wilkerson, who brought the audience to its feet with his story of survival and ultimately triumph. Wilkerson, said he he had been called a “nothing” for much of his life. He began a self described “decline”, faced trouble with the law, dropped out of school and was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward of a hospital. He turned his life around, with the help of MHA-NYC’s Adolescent Skills Centers and beamed as he described his GED, two internships, successful job at GAMESTOP and educational and career dreams.The night came to a perfect close when Amy Kennedy, Education Director of the Kennedy Forum and wife of former Rhode Island representative Patrick J. Kennedy accepted the night’s award as a champion of mental health on her husband’s behalf. Kennedy said the lessons learned from Wilkerson’s story, and all those shared throughout the night, were a perfect example of the need for more education and early intervention to help all those struggling with mental health challenges.Event Chairs for the MHA-NYC 2016 Gala included: Jennifer Ashley, Ph. D., Global Director of Human Resources for CBRE, RIc Clark, Senior Managing Partner and Global Head of Real Estate at Brookfield, and CEO of Brookfield Property Partners, Charles P. Fitzgerald, founder and and Senior Managing Partner of of V3 Capital Management, L.P.Other notable guests included: Rebecca Jarvis, Chief National Correspondent ABC News, Tamsen Fadal, anchor at WPIX TV, former New York Rangers defensemen Tom Laidlaw, former New York Giants tight end Mark Bavaro and former New York Jets defensive back and broadcaster John Dockery.Sponsors for the MHA-NYC 2016 Gala included: Brookfield, CBRE Group, Inc., Cynthia Eckes, V3 Capital Management L.P., Cynthia Zirinsky, Jennifer Ashley, Ric Clark, Sheri & Kevin Danehy, Charles Fitzgerald, Diana Gaines, Alison Lewis & Newmark Grubb Knight, Frank, Alaina Melichar, Morgan Stanley, Alston & Bird, Balyasny Asset Management, EY, Facebook, Inc., Gracie Square Hospital, Bernie Groveman, Robert Gottesman, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Kelly Drye & Warren LLP, Meyer Mintz & Berdon LLP, Montefiore Medical Center, National Football league, Joseph F. Peyronnin, III and Susan Zirinsky, Ellen and Alan Rutsky, Anderson, McCoy & Orta, Beacon Health Solutions, Lawrence Calcano, Johnson &Johnson, Magellan Health, Paul Massey, Michael Nissan, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., Corbett Price, Lynn Sherman, S. Donald Sussman for Paloma Partners, Kenneth and Anna Zankel.last_img read more

Gardner leads E Carolina past MarylandEastern Shore 7043

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Jayden Gardner scored 22 points and K.J. Davis, Seth LeDay and Shawn Williams all scored 10 points and East Carolina beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 70-47 on Sunday.LeDay made a pair of free throws, East Carolina (6-4) led 4-2 and never trailed again. The free throws began an 11-0 run that included a 3-pointer by Williams. The Pirates shot 15 of 27 (55.6) from the field in the first half and led 42-21 at intermission.Gardner finished 9-of-14 shooting and collected eight rebounds. Davis and LeDay each grabbed six rebounds and ECU outrebounded the Hawks 42-28.A.J. Cheeseman and Montraz Oliver each scored 14 for Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Hawks, now losers of three straight, missed their last nine shots and didn’t register a field goal for the final 9 1/2 minutes. Maryland-Eastern Shore shot 16 of 50 from the field including 2 of 14 from 3-point range.The Associated Press read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head out the door.1. #ALPS: Two Irishmen have died after falling while on a climb on Mont Blanc in the French Alps.2. #CALLELY: Former Fianna Fáil TD Ivor Callely has been sentenced to five months in prison for making fraudulent expenses claims.3. #GAZA: Seven children have been killed after a missile slammed into a playground in a Gaza City refugee camp. Medics say the missile came from the Israeli side but Israel says it was a Hamas rocket that hit the camp. Meanwhile, the Seanad is to reconvene on Thursday to debate the ongoing violence.4. #JUSTICE: An independent review of Department of Justice has found a “closed, secretive and silo driven culture“.5. #MOLLY: The Israeli Embassy in Ireland has deleted a picture it published that showed the Molly Malone statue in full Muslim dress.last_img read more

NASAs Messenger probe enters Mercurys orbit

first_imgNASA has broken the news that its Messenger probe has finally reached the planet Mercury and managed to successfully enter an orbit. That orbit was achieved at 9pm EDT on Thursday.The good news will come as a relief to anyone who has worked on the mission as the probe took 6.5 years to get there with no guarantee something wouldn’t go wrong on the way or during the crucial orbit engine burn.Messenger now safely orbits the planet and scientists may finally get some answers to long-held questions about how Mercury works. No doubt it holds many secrets that will surprise us all over the coming years, but there are specific questions we could get answers to quickly.As you may know, the planet has a very high concentration of iron making up 65% of its entire core. That core is also very large and covered by a very thin crust of magnesium and silicates. It is hoped we can now find out how that came to be as it’s so unusual.Mercury is generally a very strange planet. Being so close to the sun it has a year only a quarter the length of our own, but it rotates so slowly a day is 6 (Earth) months long. At the same time, Mercury manages to have a global magnetic field just like ours, but scientists can’t yet figure out how or why. Mercury is just rather confusing.The investigation of the planet will not be starting just yet as NASA is more concerned with ensuring everything still works on the Messenger probe. So from March 23rd until April 3rd all systems will be thoroughly checked. Then on April 4th the “science phase” begins.Here’s a video NASA made before the orbit was achieved that gives you some more information about Messenger, the mission, and the planet:Read more at NASA and CNET (image courtesy of NASA)last_img read more

RIM dévoile 5 nouveaux Blackberry

first_imgRIM dévoile 5 nouveaux BlackberryMercredi, la firme canadienne RIM a annoncé qu’elle allait prochainement effectuer le plus “vaste” lancement de smartphones Blackberry de son histoire. Il s’agirait de deux nouveaux Bold et de trois modèles de Torch. Alors que l’iPhone d’Apple est désormais passé devant Blackberry aux Etats-Unis, la firme canadienne RIM a bien décidé de ne pas se laisser faire. Mercredi, elle a annoncé que cinq nouveaux modèles de son smartphone à succès allaient prochainement être commercialisés. Si les dates précises de sortie n’ont pas été précisées, RIM a dévoilé qu’il s’agissait de deux modèles de la série Bold et de trois appareils Torch. “Il s’agit du plus vaste lancement de téléphones multifonctions Blackberry de notre histoire, à l’échelle mondiale” a commenté le co-PDG du groupe, Mike Lazaridis, cité par l’AFP. Selon les informations dévoilées, les cinq modèles seraient dotés du nouveau système Blackberry 7OS, dont le co-PDG a vanté les mérites. Ainsi, près de 225 partenaires de distribution auraient déjà “commencé ou complété” la certification des nouveaux appareils.Ces derniers temps, RIM connait en effet une passe difficile avec la concurrence toujours plus importante d’Apple. Grâce à ces nouveaux modèles, la firme espère donc regagner un peu de terrain Le 3 août 2011 à 20:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La BeoVision 740 ou la télévision 3D qui ne pénalise pas la

first_imgLa BeoVision 7-40, ou la télévision 3D qui ne pénalise pas la 2DBang & Olufsen commercialise deux nouvelles télévisions 3D, la 7-40 et la 7-55,  qui équilibrent 2D et 3D et intègrent un lecteur Blu-Ray.Les possesseurs de TV 3D veulent rarement regarder leurs émissions en stéréoscopie en permanence. Pour regarder un film, oui, mais s’il s’agit de laisser la TV allumée pendant que l’on cuisine, ou en discutant avec des amis, les lunettes 3D ne sont pas très pratiques ! À lire aussiLa télévision ferait grossir dès l’enfanceHélas certaines TV 3D ont une qualité d’image amoindrie lors du passage à la 2D. Le fabricant de la 7-40, Bang & Olufsen, a pris soin que les capacités 3D de cette nouvelle TV ne se fasse pas au dépend de la 2D.L’écran full HD, qui existe soit en 40 pouces soit en 55 (7-40 et 7-50) contient également un lecteur blu-ray. Un pied pivotant motorisé permet d’ajuster l’angle de vue, et un capteur lumineux ajuste le rétro-éclairage par rapport aux conditions de la pièce. Ce rétro-éclairage est d’ailleurs du 1.5D local dimming, c’est-à-dire que la luminosité varie en fonction des zones de l’écran : les zones noires de l’image sont peu lumineuses, tandis que les blanches éclairent au maximum, pour un contraste plus intense et des noirs plus noirs que noirs.Le 29 novembre 2011 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gotham Featured Plenty of Great Villains and Didnt Use Them at All

first_img NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Stay on target Last night’s episode of Gotham achieved a remarkable feat. An entire hour of television went by, and absolutely nothing happened. The story didn’t move forward in any appreciable way, very little was set up for the rest of the season, and none of the iconic villains featured did anything resembling villainy. It was pure filler, dragging out events that could have taken place in the opening five minutes to last the entire 40. It takes skill to crank out an episode this disposable.That’s not to say the episode was bad. A bad episode would have been more interesting. This episode was perfectly mediocre. That’s somehow even more disappointing than it being outright terrible. Maybe the episode only feels this way because the last few episodes have hit such high notes. We got Penguin assembling an army of freaks, The Riddler coming into his own and Bruce being sent off to the mountains. Last night’s episode glanced at those pieces, then kicked the can down the road to next week.Michael Chiklis (Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX)It even had a few good moments, largely thanks to the cast. Michael Chiklis is back as Barnes, which could make for a great episode in the future, but the show seriously underused him last night. Of all the people we’ve seen infected with the Alice Tetch virus, nobody embodies the focused, terrifying rage quite like Chiklis does. In this episode, the Court of Owls takes him from Arkham and uses his blood to weaponize the virus. That’s how they’re going to cleanse Gotham. Give the entire city the virus (save for an approved list of loved ones) and let them tear each other apart. Gordon spent the entire episode trying to figure out this plan. He does by the end of it, but Katherine catches on to the fact that he’s trying to stop them from inside the organization. This leads to the fun, corny ending where she instructs Barnes to kill Gordon. The way Chiklis chews the scenery with his line about being the city’s executioner is some wonderful cheese. It makes you wish the entire episode had been like that. Also, did you notice how his mask at the end of the episode looked a lot like that of a certain super-strong Batman villain? And that Barnes’s name is very similar to the name of said villain? Could Barnes be… Condiment King?It was also nice to see B.D. Wong return as Dr. Hugo Strange. He was one of the better villains last season, and Wong’s portrayal is easily one of my favorite versions of this character. The Court captures him so they can find a way to weaponize the Tetch virus. When Gordon and Bullock find him in their lab, he happily tells them everything. He doesn’t like being forced to make weapons against his will. This scene was almost entirely exposition, but it was at least delivered well. Any amount of exposition can be made bearable when you have a talented actor like this laying it out.BD Wong (Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX)Bullock had some great moments, again mostly because Donal Logue is just so likable as the beleaguered acting captain. He has the one good scene with Lee where, despite lying to her about what Jim is up to, he does appear to really care about her. Reassuring her that she’s not crazy, she’s hurt, while it’s not what she wants to hear, demonstrates he’s doing his best to navigate an impossible situation. He wants to protect everyone in the precinct, including Lee, but to do that; he has to keep Jim’s activity’s secret. Lee’s story has quickly become the worst of Gotham. It’s gone beyond the awkward exes working together, and now the show is painting her as a crazy person when we all know she’s on to something. It’s frustrating to see a once-great character sidelined like this, and it feels like the show is trying to get rid of her as soon as possible.Bruce’s storyline is another that seems to have stalled out. While it was initially exciting to see Bruce wake up in the mountains, seemingly about to begin his Batman training, it’s been super boring ever since. Bruce isn’t learning anything new that we can see, and we aren’t learning anything new about him. He spends this episode fighting a dude while his master spouts vague platitudes at him. The most significant thing that happens is he earns the right to return to Gotham but chooses to stay and train. So we’re back where we started, only now Bruce really means it.BD Wong and Leslie Hendrix (Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX)We saw a ton of villains in last night’s episode, but none of them did anything. Penguin got himself captured and locked up next to Nygma. Poison Ivy put a bunch of plants in Selina’s hospital room, which woke her up. She immediately announced her plans to do something interesting next week. (She’s going to kill the clone.) Barnes yelled while the Mad Hatter spoke in rhyme from behind bars. That’s about all we got. The fun part of Gotham is watching iconic villains terrorize the city in increasingly insane ways. Last night gave us none of that. The main problem is that the Court of Owls continues to be the most boring villain the show has given us yet. We don’t know their motivations or who they are. They aren’t even that scary looking. They’re just competent and powerful enough to be boring. On a show built around exploring the origins and motivations of monsters, it’s impossible to care about the Court. At the very least, last night’s episode promised that we’d see some clone murder and a Hulked out police captain next week. Let’s hope the show delivers.last_img read more

UN Study Finds Glyphosate Unlikely to Cause Cancer

first_imgThe popular herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, according to a study by the United Nations (U.N.) joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) committee released last week.Glyphosate specifically inhibits an enzyme that is essential to plant growth; this enzyme is not found in humans or animals, contributing to the low risk to human and animal health when using glyphosate-based products according to label directions.The Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on  Pesticide Residues (JMPR) concluded that glyphosate presents a very low acute toxicity and is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet.This news from the JMPR comes after much unfortunate and unwarranted confusion continues to be caused by Iternational Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) reclassification of glyphosate last year.“Glyphosate has a 40-year track record of completely safe use in American fields, and we’ve been able to make great strides in reducing herbicide use in a sustainable manner during this period,” past American Soybean Association (ASA) President Wade Cowan said in a statement last March. “We are concerned about this issue because, while we are businessmen and women, we are also neighbors and members of our community. We depend on tools like glyphosate and other herbicides that have been proven absolutely safe by the world’s leading scientific and regulatory bodies. And because after all, we don’t just farm our land, we live on it, and work alongside our own families in the fields on which we use these products.”The JMPR’s conclusion is consistent with the overwhelming consensus of regulatory authorities around the world and builds on the recent science-based conclusions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA).In addition, the October 2015 report of the U.S. EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee also concluded that glyphosate is classified as “Not Likely to be Carcinogenic to Humans.”Glyphosate has a long history of safe use. In evaluations spanning four decades, the overwhelming conclusion of experts worldwide has been that glyphosate, when used according to label directions, does not present an unreasonable risk of adverse effects to humans, wildlife or the environment.last_img read more

Vancouver crime ring leaders sentence reduced

first_imgThe sentence for Fred James Engh, who admitted to operating a multistate retail theft crime ring, was reduced Wednesday by two years because his attorney miscalculated the defendant’s sentencing range.“It’s merely correcting an error,” said Clark County Superior Court Judge Suzan Clark. “The court’s intention was to give the highest sentence under the law … and the court was given incorrect information.”Engh’s prison sentence is now eight years.In an agreement with prosecutors, Engh, 31, of Vancouver, pleaded guilty June 26 to leading organized crime, money laundering and bail jumping. In exchange, Deputy Prosecutor Michelle Nisle agreed to dismiss 54 other felony charges related to the crime ring.Clark then sentenced Engh to the maximum sentence allowed under the law. In Engh’s signed guilty statement, his attorney, Josephine Townsend, wrote that the maximum sentence for the money laundering conviction was 120 months, or 10 years.In fact, Townsend said Wednesday, the maximum is eight years.Townsend and Nisle had jointly recommended a sentence of eight years. Clark, citing Engh’s lack of remorse, sentenced Engh to 10 years.“The court is not particularly impressed with your arrogance and with your kind of dodging the facts in this case,” Clark said at the time, according to a transcript. “This is … very serious, incredible impact on the community.”last_img read more

Macau tourist prices on the rise

first_imgMacau’s Tourist Price Index (TPI) – an indicator of price changes for goods and services purchased by visitors – rose by 2.78% year-on-year to 129.86 in the three months to 30 June 2018, according to latest information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).The TPI increase has been attributed primarily to the rising cost of hotel accommodation, restaurants, transportation and local food products. In particular, the price indices of the Accommodation sector increased 7.05%, Transport and Communications 6.30% and Alcohol and Tobacco 4.25%. However, the TPI fell 5.17% sequentially with Accommodation down 22.60% and Transport and Communications down 3.51% on 1Q18 levels due to lower hotel room rates and airfares after the Lunar New Year.The average TPI for the last four quarters represented a 4.21% increase from the previous period, with notable increases in the price indices of Accommodation (14.12%) and Transport and Communications (4.87%).For the first half of 2018, TPI went up by 4.48% year-on-year, with price indices of Accommodation and Transport and Communications rising by 13.64% and 6.44% respectively. Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling RelatedPosts Macau accommodation costs down in 4Q18 Load More Dealers lead hiring surge in Macau gaming sector during 4Q18last_img read more

Bajaj Pulsar 200SS Spotted Again India Still Waits For Launch

first_imgBajaj Auto’s much anticipated Pulsar 200SS has been spied testing again in India, fuelling speculations about the launch of the bike in the domestic market further.Bajaj’s Pulsar 200 SS has been rumoured for India launch quite some time now. Although the two-wheeler aficionados were expecting the bike at the Auto Expo 2014, Bajaj, the country’s renowned two-wheeler manufacturer decisively kept it away from the throng. Now the folks at Motoroids have spotted fully faired Bajaj 200 SS in testing phase near Bajaj’s Chakan, suggesting that the launch could happen anytime from now.Bajaj has been seen testing a number of Pulsar bikes in India recently. Though the latest sighting of Pulsar 200SS does not reveal much details of the upcoming bike, rumours suggest that the new fully faired version of Pulsar 200NS will pack the retuned version of four-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine of 200Ns. The 200NS is powered by a four-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which has an output of 23.65 Bhp and a torque of 18.3 Nm. Other stipulated features of the bike include digital fuel injection system, optional ABS, monoshock suspension at the rear, telescopic forks at the front and projector headlamps.The bike is likely to carry a price tag higher than 200 NS and will be pitted against the Yamaha R15 V2.0 and Honda CBR150R.Recently, Bajaj launched its Discover 125 in India. It packs 125cc 4-Valve Patented TwinSpark DTS-i engine which can pump in a power of 11.5 PS and a torque of 10.4Nm. The company claims a fuel efficiency of 76kmpl.The next big thing in the domestic two-wheeler market from Bajaj is the launch of it’s two brilliant bikes Pulsar SS400 (Super Sport 400) and Pulsar CS400 (Cruiser Sport 400). The CS 400 and SS 400 Pulsars which took the auto lovers by surprise at the Delhi Auto Expo, pack 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple spark engine and is mated to a six-speed transmission, with fuel injection.Although the details of the availability and pricing of the bikes are scanty at this point of time, the Pulsar SS 400 is likely to fall in the price brackets of  1.9 and  2.1 lakhs (ex-showroom), while the other CS 400 is likely to come with a price tag of  1.7 to  1.85 lakhs (ex-showroom).last_img read more

Need to utilise solar power make the most of it

first_imgDelhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday said that we are blessed with abundant sunlight in this part of the world and solar energy is the cleanest and cheapest source of energy and one should make the most of it. Jung was speaking during the inauguration of an awareness programme on renewable energy with special emphasis on solar energy at Delhi Secretariat which was organised by the Department of Power, Delhi and Solar energy corporation of India jointly.The L-G stressed upon the need for popularising the installation and use of solar energy. He said that the growing consumption of energy has resulted in increased dependence on fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, which are all finite resources and are available in limited quantities. He said if small initiatives are taken at the grassroot level, the solar mission can become a success.last_img read more

Colins PostFree Agency NFL Playoff Predictions

first_imgThe NFL free agency period saw another year of growth in popularity and dominating the news cycle, and is now a close second to the Draft as a must follow for football hungry fans.This year, a bunch of NFL teams were ready to shell out big money on high priced veterans during the signing period in hopes of an immediate impact, and today Colin looked at the teams that improved the most and gave his division predictions, accounting for new additions that will impact the standings.Watch Colin run it all down here:last_img

Changing Times Call for a Changing Strategy at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital

first_imgCase Study | Information Technology | May 30, 2019 Changing Times Call for a Changing Strategy at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital One facility’s journey from isolated PACS to consolidated enterprise imaging Working Together for a Higher Standard of Care When undertaking the grand task of upgrading your entire data management system, who you choose to work with is just as important as the product you choose. You don’t just want to work with a vendor, your goal should be to work with a partner.“We’re working with Novarad — working with a partner — to implement tools that are fun to put in,” Baumgardner said. “And, you know, there are big wins from those for both the employee and patient, so these are always neat projects to work on.”Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital plans to continue their high standard of patient care and advancing technology to serve their community and beyond. Implementation of Novarad’s Ncompass Enterprise Imaging System is only the first step on the hospital’s new path to the future. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related content:Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Selects Novarad for Enterprise Imaging Management FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Cleveland Clinic Union HospitalCleveland Clinic Union Hospital (CCUH) has served the community of Ohio’s Tuscarawas Valley for more than 100 years. Although times have changed, the hospital remains devoted to ensuring the highest levels of patient care and the most advanced medical technologies and treatments for its patients.The hospital is acclaimed for its successes in information security and technological sophistication, having earned multiple special recognitions in recent years. This recognition includes consecutive years on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list.After years of growth, CCUH’s software could not keep up with the amount of data the hospital was generating — it needed a solution capable of consolidation and organization on a level that picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) could not achieve.Jacqui Bianchi, IS application manager with CCUH, explained how the situation was creating inefficiencies and challenges, especially for physicians.“Software has become a major player here. A physician wants to see the story brought together, to see the patient as a whole. They don’t want to see radiology and then have to look somewhere else for a mammography,” Bianchi said. “What Novarad has given us is the ability to look at all these different images together, not just from the current stay, but from past stays as well. In this industry, with every healthcare dollar being scrutinized, we’re spending our dollars wisely.” News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Case study supplied by Novarad. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Fortunately, it is possible to plan pricing and calculate a swift return on investment (ROI) with enterprise imaging.“The enterprise imaging solution offers a great ROI because you won’t be pursuing three or four different solutions,” Baumgardner said. “It can all be managed from our servers here — one server, one vendor, one solution, one interface.”One of the common pitfalls of an image management strategy has always been having to manage multiple vendors and the issues associated with systems that don’t necessarily play well together. By implementing an enterprise imaging solution, CCUH has been able to avoid these problems and maintain greater control over its own data.Novarad’s Ncompass Enterprise Imaging system also comes with a guaranteed total cost of ownership (TCO), which makes the planning process that much easier on both the hospital’s current budget and on its financial outlook years down the road.Going a step beyond budget, operational efficiency could arguably have the greatest impact on care.“The enterprise imaging approach is helpful for when a patient comes to the hospital for another service,” said Marcy Adkins, iOS applications analyst with CCUH. “If necessary, the provider or any end user can access Ncompass, to view any other images that the patient has had in the past.”According to Baumgardner, its importance can’t be understated.“Any time we can benefit the caregivers — any time we can make their day, workload or their workflow more efficient — it improves quality of care for the patients,” Baumgardner said. EI’s Support for Comprehensive Patient CareCCUH had been having some difficulties managing DICOM and non-DICOM images across multiple image-generating departments including radiology, wound care, ED, etc. Yet all of these images play a critical role in the care continuum. The inability to see all of them together has posed a unique problem for care providers, and for patients looking to become actively involved with their healthcare.CIO David Baumgardner chose to illustrate this with a wound care comparison.“In the wound center, every patient has a series of pictures. They make up progressive episodes of care for that patient. So, there’s a great loss of productivity if you don’t have a process in place that is efficient, doesn’t use a lot of staff time, and offers the convenience of finding those images when the doctors need to have that information at their fingertips. Storing those files securely is very important.  Ensuring that only the right people have access to them, being able to track that access, and being able to have those pictures archived in an orderly way accelerates and improves the quality of the patient care we provide.”The EI system manages a facility’s information by providing an efficient workflow for managing both DICOM and non-DICOM images throughout the hospital by transitioning the storage of images and patient information from hard drives, disks, disparate archives and USB drives to a vendor neutral archive. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

Whats at stake as 6 European nations vote

first_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona (AP) – Six European countries held elections Sunday. Here is a quick look at what was at stake:_FRANCE: Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeats incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidency by capitalizing on anger over austerity measures. As president, Hollande is expected to push for a more stimulus-minded approach to the financial crisis in France and the rest of Europe._GREECE: Greeks punish the two main parties in parliamentary elections, with official projections showing both hemorrhaging support and no party gaining enough votes to form a government. The results could affect the country’s course as it grapples with a debt crisis that has shaken world markets. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories _SERBIA: Polls show pro-European Union candidate Boris Tadic and nationalist opponent Tomislav Nikolic are headed for a presidential runoff, while the ruling pro-Western party is likely to form the next coalition government. The outcomes could affect Serbia’s relations with the EU as well as Kosovo._GERMANY: Exit polls show voters in Germany’s northernmost state have likely ousted a governing center-right government made up of the same parties as the federal coalition, a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel. About 2.24 million people were eligible to vote in Schleswig-Holstein state._ITALY: It’s the nation’s first election since Premier Mario Monti was tapped to save Italy from its debt crisis. The vote could gauge public anger against parties supporting his austerity measures. Some 9.5 million Italians were eligible to vote Sunday and Monday for 942 city councils and mayorships._ARMENIA: Some 2.5 million Armenians are eligible to vote for a new parliament. President Serge Sarkisian’s Republican Party was expected to win, but it wants the majority in the 131-seat parliament to avoid having to form a coalition. Results were expected Monday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Top Stories last_img read more

Alitalia looks at the future

first_imgAlitalia last night introduced its new brand, new aircraft livery and new visual identity to its employees, to the worldwide media, and to key business and institutional stakeholders.The new developments were unveiled at a major launch event at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, for more than 1,500 Alitalia staff, who were joined by a special guest of honour, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.The airline also announced product upgrades across all classes of service on its international wide-body fleet with the aim of repositioning itself on the world stage as a leader in superior service and a powerful ambassador for Italy.The new developments mark a major milestone for Italy’s national airline, as it revitalises its business across all areas of its global operations.“The new livery presented today marks a major milestone in the history of one of the most iconic Italian brands in the world,” said Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Chairman of Alitalia.“We  have also unveiled the results of the outstanding work to create more comfortable interiors and to introduce a strong, innovative service culture.“Alitalia’s livery is universally associated with Italy and viewed as iconic and highly-recognised. However, it was clear that it needed to evolve to bring Alitalia into the 21st century in a way that could meet our ambitious objectives and the most demanding market expectations.“What you see here today is classic Italian style projected into the future with a modern, fresh feel. It is about reconnecting Alitalia with Italy, and promoting Italy in the world.  Our entire company is dedicated to working together to make this happen.”After 46 years, the green band will disappear from the fuselage for the first time. At the core of the new livery is a larger tricolour ‘A’ tailfin, which serves as a powerful representation of the Italian flag across the world. A more modern typeface and non-Italic style conveys the confidence and assertiveness of the new Alitalia.A warm ivory fuselage adds an element of Italian style and elegance to the scheme, and a sense of speed is created by a refined series of bands progressively leading towards the rear of the aircraft.The vibrant and contemporary new branding will also feature in the cabin décor of Alitalia’s modern fleet of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft, allowing for fresher, more stylish, and uniquely Italian interiors which now feature the type of fine detailing and design associated with luxury sports cars. Leading Italian brands will be largely represented on board, starting from the new Poltrona Frau leather design on Business Class seats, Frette bedding, Richard Ginori tableware and Ferragamo amenity kits.The new inflight experience places considerable emphasis on greater customer choice, innovation, quality, and importantly, more personal control over how guests relax, dine and are entertained on board.Starting from today, Wi-fi connectivity will progressively be made available on all long-haul aircraft, together with revamped movie galleries and inflight entertainment.Silvano Cassano, Alitalia Chief Executive Officer, said: “Just as our new livery simplifies, clarifies and improves our Alitalia logo, so our new service concept simplifies, clarifies and improves our customer offer. It is about putting our guests right at the heart of what we do.“We have developed this new concept in a way which delivers and showcases the best of Italian style and hospitality, while also taking inspiration from the centres of excellence around the Etihad Partners network.“The result is a service concept which incorporates global best practice but which does so with a uniquely ‘Alitalian’ flavour.”According to Mr Cassano, the key driver of success for the new Alitalia would be the company’s loyal and experienced employees.“The business is now entering a new era. Our current investment in training is unprecedented in the history of Alitalia, involving thousands of Alitalia people, to ensure they have the tools to deliver the highest standards in the industry.”James Hogan, Vice Chairman of Alitalia and President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “The old Alitalia was a great brand but a challenged business. Now we are well on the way to seeing the rebirth of this iconic airline, in a new era of commercial success.“The steps taken by Alitalia’s senior management team over the last five months are to be applauded. What we see here today is a business growing in confidence. The future is bright for the new Alitalia.”The new livery Airbus A330 showcased today has been named Artemisia Gentileschi after a 17th century Italian artist.Source = Alitalialast_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Because to the Cardinals, the Saints represent the true beginning of whatcould be something special. The defense is playing with a swagger theyseem to have earned with the way they finished the 2011 season, and theoffense, while a work-in-progress, may have the pieces to be fairlyexplosive. It’s just tough to show it when you have to hold back against yourteammates. It’s a necessary evil.“When we compete we get the best out of each other,” Bridges said. “Wekind of get on each other’s nerves as you all can see.“It gets real chippy in this night practice.”No kidding. Whether it was offensive players being upset with some hits that may havebeen too hard or defensive players not being very appreciative of somesmack talk — much of it courtesy of Mr. Bridges himself — the night wasfilled with an intensity normally reserved for games.Fortunately the first one is right around the corner. – / 21 Flagstaff, Ariz. — To a man, the Arizona Cardinals all say they cannot waittoplay the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.And no, it has nothing to do with “Bounty Gate”. The Cardinals have been practicing for a week now, and at this point aresimply tired of seeing the same faces staring at them from across the lineof scrimmage.“I’m looking forward to Sunday and actually hitting someone in a differentcolor jersey,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. Added offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges: “We’ve been in camp four dayslonger than everybody else, so it’s getting to that point where I need to seeanother helmet.”But first the Cardinals had to square off against one another under thelights atLumberjack Stadium as part of the annual night practice. While most of the evening was a standard run-of-the-mill practice, theend is when things got fun.The night finished with the team battling it out at the goalline, a drill thatalways gets the players and fans fired up. When all was said and done the offense had scored a few touchdowns andthe defense made a few stops. Who won the drill? Depends on who you askand on which side of the ball they play. Or, maybe, the Cardinals won. Period.“That competition’s good for everybody,” QB Kevin Kolb said. “When youget down there on the goal line like that, one and two, everybody knowswhat it’s about.“It’s a power game, it’s man-to-man and here we go.”According to Arizona Sports 620’sRon Wolfley, the defense won the day and John Skelton the battle ofthe QBs. But as has been the case all of camp, everyone understands little will bereally be won on the practice fields of Northern Arizona University. Thegames are what matter — even when they really don’t — and that’s whateveryone is looking forward to. Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

The Latest Moscow theatre cancels screenings of S

first_imgThe Latest: Moscow theatre cancels screenings of Stalin film MOSCOW – The Latest on Russia’s response to the satirical film “The Death of Stalin” (all times local):11:30 p.m.A Moscow movie theatre that had been showing a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin in defiance of an official Russian government ban has cancelled further screenings.The announcement came several hours after Moscow police visited the Pioner theatre on Friday. Police didn’t declare the purpose of their visit, but it followed the Russian Culture Ministry’s warning that the theatre could face sanctions that included fines.The ministry this week rescinded the permit allowing Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” to be shown in theatres after communists and others criticized the movie as a mockery of Russian history.The Pioner theatre said on its Facebook page that pre-purchased tickets would be refunded and “for all further questions, we ask you to turn to the Ministry of Culture.”___5:10 p.m.Police officers have shown up at a Moscow movie theatre that screened a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin in defiance of an official Russian government ban.Moscow police didn’t immediately declare the purpose of their visit to Pioner theatre on Friday, but it followed the Russian Culture Ministry’s warning that the theatre could face sanctions in line with the law.The ministry this week rescinded the permit allowing Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” to be shown in theatres after communists and others criticized the movie as a mockery of Russian history.Pioner ignored the decision and has been screening the film since Thursday. Showing an unlicensed movie is punishable by a fine.Stalin remains widely admired in Russia, despite his brutal purges that killed millions. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 12:54 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more